Calendar

NetBeans worldTour at Jazoon 08 (June 23, Zurich)

image Attend Jazoon for a chance to see what's new in the NetBeans IDE. NetBeans team members will demonstrate how NetBeans supports the hottest scripting languages, makes building Rich Internet Applications and applications for mobile phones and PDAs a snap, and how you can reuse existing code from the NetBeans platform to quickly create your own desktop applications. Register today for Jazoon 08 to connect with other community members, interact with the NetBeans team, meet Java luminaries, and have some fun!


Project News

Students: Final Week to Review NetBeans IDE & Win!

image Students, score some much needed cash by using the NetBeans IDE! The steps are easy:

    • Download NetBeans 6.1 and/or OpenSolaris OS.
    • Test the product and post a review!
    • Submit the URL of your review before June 6, 2008.


You could win the grand prize: a $250 Visa Debit Card, or one of five $100 Visa Debit Cards. Hurry, the contest ends this week!


A Swarm of Pixels Wins Swedish Mobile Game Award

image Swarm, a mobile game built with the NetBeans IDE, is one of the winners of the Swedish Game Awards 2008! Swarm is a racing mobile game in which you navigate a swarm of pixels through a maze. Congratulations to team Mazapan (Carl-Johan Sevedag, Henrik Namark and Kian Bashiri) who will also receive a monetary award of 10,000SEK. Download Swarm.


Training

Free 20-Week "Ruby on Rails" Online Course - July 15th

Introducing a new learning opportunity for fans of Sang Shin's Javapassion courses: a free, online 20-week course for Ruby, JRuby, and Rails Application Development, starting from July 15th, 2008.

The course will cover a comprehensive set of topics including Ruby meta programming, Ajax, RESTful Web services, Testing, Integration with Java, and deployment. Attendees will also be exposed to many sample applications. The course will use the NetBeans IDE as a development tool of choice. For more information, visit the Javapassion course website.

Building Collaborative CRUD Applications with ICEfaces & NetBeans

Learn to build CRUD applications with the latest release of the ICEfaces plugin (1.7) for the NetBeans IDE. The tutorial illustrates all the key concepts needed to build sophisticated collaborative applications with ICEfaces and NetBeans and provides inspiration for future application development.

Introduction to SunSpot Development Using NetBeans

A beginner's how-to for building a simple demo Sun SPOT application in the NetBeans IDE. Sun SPOT (Sun Small Programmable Object Technology) is a wireless sensor network mote (an electronic communication device meant to be the size of a particle of dust) developed by Sun Microsystems.

Community

Vote for Your NetBeans Governance Board Members!

The voting period has started for the NetBeans Governance Board Elections. From May 27 through June 9, cast your vote(s) for the community members you wish to elect to the Board. The candidates are:

Aristides Villarreal
Glenn Holmer
Lim Chooi Hoe
Masoud Kalali
Paul Clevett
Tom Wheeler
Wade Chandler

Learn more about the candidates and the NetBeans Governance Board. Note: You need to be logged into NetBeans.org in order to vote.

Blogs

Read-Only Editors Mode Module

Control the editable property of text editors with the Readonly Editors Mode module from Sandip Chitale. The initial state of the editable property of text editor is controlled by the Tools:Options:Miscellaneous:Read Only Editors Mode:Open editors in read-only mode option. The user can toggle the read-only mode using the editor toolbar action (button with open/closed lock icon). The default key binding for the toggle action is CTRL+R. Note: Many of Sandip's modules are now available from the NetBeans Plugin Portal.

Updated: VisualVM Series and Other Documentation

By reader demand, Geertjan Wielenga has updated his VisualVM blog series with the latest VisualVM APIs, as well as the VisualVM API Quick Start. Also his new module VisualVM Sample Collection provides a set of samples for learning how to use the VisualVM APIs.

Ruby Screenshot of the Week #28: Unit Testing & Color Themes

There are some new features coming in NetBeans 6.5, and Tor Norbye gives a sneak preview in this blog post.

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